Russian troops aren't at ease in Crimea, peninsula is in Ukrainian forces' crosshairs
The Ukrainian army is able to reach any point in the temporarily occupied Crimea to defeat the Russian troops. The peninsula is in the Ukrainian forces' crosshairs
Oleksiy Hetman, a reserve major of the Ukrainian National Guard and a veteran of the Russian-Ukrainian war, said this on Espreso TV.
"Crimea is, if not under fire control, then at least under the crosshairs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Ukrainian forces are capable of hitting any point on the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea with our means of striking," said the reserve major.
According to a military analyst, it could be surface boats, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, or sabotage groups. In other words, the enemy is no longer at peace in Crimea.
Earlier, the head of the Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate, Kyrylo Budanov, reported on the ability of the Defense Forces to defeat the enemy anywhere in the occupied Crimea.
On September 18, Kyrylo Budanov said that Ukraine has expanded its campaign against Russia, using drones and missiles to attack military and economic targets. The intelligence chief emphasized that last week the world saw new capabilities of Ukraine, thanks to a series of missile and drone strikes on ships, submarines and air defense in Crimea.
On the night of September 13, Ukraine launched a massive missile attack on a shipyard in Sevastopol. Ukrainian intelligence confirmed the defeat of a large Russian landing ship and submarine.
According to Sky News, Ukraine has used British Storm Shadow cruise missiles to launch a large-scale attack on the Russian fleet in occupied Crimea. "It's a good example of what can be done with innovative thinking and a willingness to take risks," said British Royal Navy Commander Admiral Sir Ben Key.
The strikes on the repair docks in Sevastopol will have significant consequences for the combat capability of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the Institute for War Studies writes. The destruction of two ships will render the dry dock inoperable until the Russians can clear the wreckage, which may take a long time.
British intelligence reports that any attempts to recover the submarine and ship that were hit by Ukrainian intelligence services on September 13 will likely take many years and cost Russia hundreds of millions of dollars.